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Paralyzed Man Moves Arm with Neuroprosthetic

By Jef Akst | March 30, 2017

Two chips implanted in a quadriplegic patient’s motor cortex and 36 electrodes in his right arm allow the man to control the movement of his right arm and hand.

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Polio Reemerges in Nigeria

By Jef Akst | August 15, 2016

Prior to last week’s announcement of newly confirmed cases, the country had been polio-free for two years.

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Researchers studying the use of neural prosthetics in paralyzed patients describe the approach’s therapeutic potential.

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image: Neuroprosthesis Restores Arm Movement

Neuroprosthesis Restores Arm Movement

By Tanya Lewis | April 13, 2016

A 24-year-old quadriplegic man regains control of his arm with a neural prosthetic device.

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Zika Update

By Kerry Grens | March 14, 2016

Virus found in breastmilk; another disease linked to Zika infection; some mosquitoes resistant to pesticide; genetically engineered–mosquito field trials could proceed

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Paralyzing Illness

By Abby Olena | February 25, 2014

Health workers in California have identified cases of polio-like paralysis in children.

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Nose Cells Help Paralyzed Dogs

By Jef Akst | November 20, 2012

A transplant of cells from the lining of the nose helps dogs with spinal injuries walk again.

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Robot Legs Obey Brain

By Jef Akst | September 7, 2012

A pair of mechanical leg braces that are controlled by their wearer’s brain signals could help paralyzed patients walk again.

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image: Active Brains Help Heal Paralysis

Active Brains Help Heal Paralysis

By Sabrina Richards | May 31, 2012

Engaging the brain with cognitive tasks helps paralyzed rats walk again.

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Honeycomb-grown Nerves

By Sabrina Richards | April 24, 2012

A honeycomb-shaped scaffold helps damaged nerves reconnect, providing hope that a similar scaffold could someday enable nerves repair in vivo.

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